Film Reviews, Sci-Fi

REVIEW: Infinitum – Subject Unknown (2021)

And so begins an era of remote filmmaking. The pandemic has forced isolation upon us, limited our resources, and driven us mad at points – all themes in Matthew Butler-Hart’s thought-provoking lockdown project Infinitum: Subject Unknown. What’s become more apparent during these trying times, is…

Film Reviews, Horror, Latest, Shudder

REVIEW: Son (2021)

It’s very rare for a horror to startle your core, as if you’re being jolted awake from the mundanity of mainstream releases. Ivan Kavanagh’s engaging feature Son does just that, and periodically checks to make sure you’re awake with more oomph than a Netflix reminder….

JUMPCUT PLAY, PLAY Reviews

RETROSPECTIVE: Dragon’s Lair

The cinematic cutscenes of Final Fantasy and the Arkham series – that feature progressive narrative – owe its stunning existence to one arcade fantasy that triggered a new generation of gaming. Cinematronics Dragon’s Lair held a lot of firsts for its infant industry at the…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Brahms: The Boy II (2020)

Oh, Brahms. You charmed us with your porcelain stare from the moment you set eyes on Lauren Cohan back in 2016. Your return to swoon another innocent into the walls of your childhood didn’t quite have us filling out the adoption papers, nor did it…

Articles, Features

Best of the Decade: A Quiet Place (2018)

Perfection is not something easily obtained, unless you’re Natalie Portman during her Swan Lake closing act in Aronofsky’s 2010 ballet mindfuck, Black Swan. The tragic telling of Portman’s, Nina, and her destructive obsession to be a dance paragon made it into my top ten films…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

Science is a thing of the past when it comes to Vince Gilligan’s highly anticipated and once extremely covert feature film, that ties up one major loose end of the critically-acclaimed Breaking Bad. That loose end with unfinished business is loveable bad boy and psychologically…

Features

Why I Defend Raimi’s Spidey As the Greatest

Let’s get this out of the way. Tom Holland is a fitting Peter Parker and athletically perfect for the one-piece suit. Jon Watts’ Homecoming and Far From Home are slick, technologically sound and youthfully vibrant, which lands them top tier in the behemoth MCU. While…

Features, PLAY Articles

The Last of Us: Not Just For The Players

The Twitch and YouTube moguls of the ‘Let’s Play’ era are not only around to supply their complementary and witty commentary to accompany real-time footage of virtually any game. The frequency of videos being produced allows gamers to never miss out on Triple-A new releases…

Features

Why ‘Taken’ Owns The Perfect Action Man

Pierre Morel’s 2008 action thriller was not meant to possess the status it has now. It houses its name amongst the top cinematic thrills of its decade, and for some, stands respectively alongside the Mission Impossible and Die Hard franchises for its high-speed chases across…

Articles, Features, Films

What Makes The Perfect Paranormal Horror?

In its essence, paranormal horror aims to scare us shitless and toy with that crippling fear we have of the unexplained. Whether it’s shot found-footage style or dramatically cinematic, live-action tales of ghosts and ghouls are naturally frightening because accounts of their malice exist in…

Film Reviews, Films

REVIEW: The Curse Of La Llorona (2019)

Living as a giddy Blumhouse geek – applauding their contribution to the paranormal horror genre – I merit most of the branches existing within the expanding Conjuring universe, despite a few hiccups landing beside its original double feature. While I worried that quantity over quality…